Christmas Corner

Christmas – that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance. It may weave a spell of nostalgia. Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance – a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved.
- Augusta E. Rundel



One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don't clean it up too quickly.
- Andy Rooney



Christmas is a time when you get homesick - even when you're home.
- Carol Nelson



My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?
- Bob Hope



Rotini Pasta Salad Recipe

Ingredients:
2 bags or boxes of Rotini pasta
1 large bottle Ranch dressing
1/2 large bottle Italian dressing
1 small can sliced black olives
1 small jar sweet pickle relish
1 bell pepper, chopped
1 purple onion, chopped
Zatarain or Tony Chachiere seasoning
1 lb. shrimp, boiled, seasoned and deveined
1 container cherry tomatoes, cut in half

Directions:

Step 1:
Boil Rotini pasta al-dente. Drain and cool.

Step 2:
In a large bowl, combine all other ingredients except the cherry tomatoes.

Step 3:
Mix well and taste for correct seasoning.

Step 4:
Add cut cherry tomatoes last.

Note: Make at least a day before you need to serve it as the longer it sits, the better it tastes. Makes a very large amount, but it does keep a long time. Can be made with fat-free or low-fat dressing with no effect on taste.